(Friday - January 29, 2021) - Dickinson County Healthcare has re-energized an important health care service for the community with the addition of Urologist Dr. Charles Keoleian. Joining Nurse Practicioner Laura Kent, Dr. Keoleian and the expanded urology team will continue to see patients at the Dickinson Urology Clinic inside the Dickinson Medical Building.

As part of the Dickinson Urology Clinic, Dr. Keoleian (pictured left above) and Ms. Kent (pictured right above) will treat patients who present with all forms of minor or major general urologic problems - including stone diseases (affecting the kidneys, bladder, and/or urethra), voiding problems, urinary tract infections, incontinence issues, sexual problems, enlarged prostate, and cancers of the prostate, bladder, and kidneys. He performs a number of procedures including vasectomies, EWSL and laser surgery for stone removal, Botox for overactive bladder, midurethral slings for incontinence, Xiaflex for Peyronie's disease, and Urolift for BPH, many of which are minimally invasive.

Board Certified by the American Board of Urology, Dr. Keoleian completed his urologic residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Laura Kent, Urology Nurse Practitioner is an Iron Mountain native who returned to the area to care for friends, family, and members of the community. Ms. Kent received her Master's Degree from the University of Michigan and completed her undergraduate Nursing education at Finlandia University in Hancock.

"The availability of a full-time Urologist and dedicated Urology Nurse Practitioner for the Dickinson County region is vital for our community,"said Chuck Nelson, CEO of Dickinson County Healthcare System. "We have worked non-stop to recruit an outstanding new urology provider. Dr. Keoleian chose DCH because of the quality of our organization and our great community. I am thrilled with the caliber and character Dr. Keoleian brings to our medical staff. He is an excellent doctor who is already taking our urology services to a higher level,"Nelson adds. "I am excited to be joining the team at Dickinson,"said Dr. Keoleian. "I look forward to utilizing my skills and experience to help this great community with their urology health care needs. I am excited to build relationships with my patients and help them achieve the very best health possible."

"I am excited to return home to Iron Mountain and continue to take care of patients in this region,"said Ms. Kent. "I am proud to be supporting all of the positive changes ongoing here at Dickinson County Healthcare."

Patients who require a referral for Urology services should speak to their Primary Care Provider. For inquiries about the Dickinson Urology Clinic, please call 906-776-5270.

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ABOUT DICKINSON COUNTY HEALTHCARE Servicing Northern Wisconsin and the Central Upper Peninsula for more than 68 years, Dickinson County Healthcare (DCH) is a 49 bed Community Hospital with a team of more than 60 active physicians and each year treats over 160,000 patients. DCH employs more than 650 staff members, is one of the major employers in the Dickinson County area and is a large contributor to the economic wellbeing of our community.

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